Dresser-Rand Signs Microturbine Deal with Ingersoll Rand

Dresser-Rand Co.

Dresser-Rand Company said that it has signed an agreement with Ingersoll Rand Energy Systems, a business of Ingersoll-Rand Company Limited, under which D-R will be a global distributor and provide a service support network in the oil and gas market for the microturbine product line.

"These products offer solid economic and environmental advantages which, when combined with D-R's strong client relationships, sales channels, and marketing and service infrastructures, will provide a strong value proposition for our clients in the oil and gas industries," said James Heid, vice president, Global Business Solutions at D-R. "The Ingersoll Rand microturbine line is a good fit to complement our existing product offerings, and aligns with D-R's overall strategic growth objectives."

Ingersoll Rand microturbines are designed to operate on associated onsite gas to meet the economic and environmental requirements of oil and gas-producing operations. The line of industrial-quality turbines provides a reliable source of power in 70 kW or 250 kW packages. Multiple microturbines can be configured to match requirements up to several megawatts. In addition to the power savings, which can be achieved by operating the microturbines with associated gases, the system eliminates potentially environmentally harmful flaring and helps reduce greenhouse emissions. The 250 kW microturbine is the first and only microturbine to be certified by the California Air Resources Board 2007 emissions standards for distributed generation technologies. To meet these standards, the 250 kW microturbine had to pass a stringent set of emission limits comparable to the Best Available Control Technology standards used in larger central power plants.

In a related announcement, D-R announced that Duncan Swan has been appointed general manager of the Microturbine Strategic Business Unit to support the initiative. Swan was closely involved in developing the agreement with Ingersoll Rand Energy Systems. He has more than 15 years sales and marketing experience at D-R, as well as major responsibility serving major alliance clients.

"The addition of the microturbine product line further expands our total solutions offering," Swan said. "As one of the largest global suppliers of equipment and service to the worldwide oil and gas industries, we will be in an even better position to provide our clients with solutions to increase their efficiency while lowering their total life cycle costs."

Dresser-Rand is among the largest suppliers of rotating equipment solutions to the worldwide oil, gas, petrochemical, and process industries. The company operates manufacturing facilities in the United States, France, Germany, Norway, Brazil and India, and maintains a network of 26 service and support centers covering more than 140 countries.